Reduced appearance of acne
Up to 45 minutes
3 - 4 months
Although many people have experienced breakouts of spots at some time in their life, it is thought that around 20 – 30% of the population has been affected by frequent bouts of acne. Many of these cases will go on to develop minor scarring or pigmentation, which can last long into their adult life. For some people, acne is not just confined to the face and neck. It can also affect the chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.
Acne laser treatment can be used on mild to moderate concerns, helping to reduce the development of spots and the appearance of discoloured skin.
Acne laser treatment will only be performed following a recommendation made at a pre-treatment consultation.
The procedure entails passing a device over the surface of the skin, which emits light energy to the superficial layers. The laser works by destroying the bacteria that causes acne (propionibacterium acnes), as well as controlling the production of sebum. Most patients will need a course of up to 3 treatments, performed 2 – 3 weeks apart, with follow-up procedures required every few months.
Reducing acne can in turn reduce the risk of scarring in the future. The Facebible usually expects acne laser treatment to take effect within 1 – 2 treatments, and the results will develop as each treatment session is carried out.
Our practitioners ensure they explain all aftercare before and after the procedure has been carried out, which in this case will be fairly simple. You will need to keep your skin clean, protect it from the sun and allow it to heal on its own – which means resisting the urge to pick at any crusts that may have formed.
Acne laser treatment can be suitable for both men and women who are affected by frequent breakouts of mild to moderate acne on their face and body. This concern can affect both adolescents and adults, and can come and go at different intervals in a person’s life.
Acne laser treatments use a non-ablative laser which means it does remove or cause damage to the skin cells and underlying tissues. This helps to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient – aspects of the treatment process that The Facebibe holds dear.
The treatment is often described as being a tolerable procedure that is performed fairly rapidly. You may experience some slight skin irritation while the laser is being applied, which may feel like a rubber band is flicking at the skin. If you are concerned about potential discomfort, please speak with your practitioner during the consultation.
After the treatment the skin may look red and slightly swollen, and could feel sensitive. These effects do not typically cause a person to experience downtime after the treatment, and they should have settled within a day or two.
Every case is different and your practitioner will assess each patient’s concerns at a thorough consultation. The severity of the condition will help to determine how many treatment sessions your practitioner will recommend, which is often between 1 and 3.
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